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October 25, 2014

What Makes a Friendly Street?

PSU Transportation Seminar: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike Speaker: Joseph Broach, Portland State University Topic: Impact of Route-Level Features on Decisions to Walk or Bike When: Friday, October 31, 2014, 12-1 pm Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: Some travel routes attract people walking […]

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October 24, 2014

Comment of the Week: The slow, possible work of progress

Effective political tactics have a way of staying effective.


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PBOT, via blog comments, responds to “difficulties” of Williams project

Who says blog comment sections are worthless? Not PBOT Director Leah Treat.


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Oregon prepares to launch its opt-in test of a vehicle mileage tax

Oregon keeps inching toward its goal of creating a Prius-proof alternative to the gas tax.


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People are driving right through new diverter on NE Rodney

Just because you can, doesn’t mean you should.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) A traffic diverter is a barrier placed in an intersection to prevent auto traffic from going through it. The goal is to make certain streets less attractive to auto drivers and reduce auto traffic volumes overall. So, when it’s relatively easy to drive through Read More »


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October 23, 2014

Weekend Event Guide: Thriller, a brewery tour, podcast party, and more!

Rain can't stop fun bike rides and events. Check our selections and get out there!


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First look: New bike facilities open along MAX Orange Line

Lots of new Orange Line MAX bikeway infrastructure is open for business. Here's how it looks...


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Two years after Portland’s auto parking wars, apartment garages aren’t filling up

What happens when you build a garage that nobody wants?


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A region can dream: The metro area’s vision for its future path network

When you stitch together the bike plans of every city in the area, you get something pretty spectacular.


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Bike Spa: Winter TLC for Your Bike

Cut your cleaning time in half, do a more thorough job with less hassle. Simply wash those cares away with the Spa...

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The Inconvenient (Flat) Truth

How to best arm yourself for puncture...

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October 22, 2014

Recap: Mujeres en Movimiento Ride

Mujeres en Movimiento enjoyed a beautiful ride this past Sunday to Skidmore Bluffs. Check out these pics that they shared with the BTA. Also, stay tuned […]

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Reader mailbag: Confusion reigns on Williams Ave while City urges patience

Readers share experiences riding on Williams as PBOT works to complete a major lane re-striping project.


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“Can We Do This Again?”

Washington County Advocacy Learn about and support our campaign for a safer TV Highway. Contact Lisa Frank, Advocate lisa@btaoregon.org 503-226-0676 x18 On the blog: Washington County Eva Gomez […]

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There’s a cyclocross race at Gateway Green next month!

Gateway Green: Portland’s future premier cyclocross racing venue.(Photos by J. Maus/BikePortland) We are excited to announce that six and-a-half years after we first told you about Gateway Green, supporters of the project have planned their first official bike event. Yesterday on their Facebook page, the Friends of Gateway Green unveiled plans for “Community CX,” a Read More »


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Cool Routes: Adventure Climb

Willamette Valley Scenic...

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And the winners are….

We have us a winner. Two actually! Wendy Morgan of Portland is the winner of the Cielo by Chris King raffle. Liz Gilliam of Portland is the […]

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October 21, 2014

Tell Metro: Our Climate Needs Active Transportation

Unless we prioritize active transportation, Metro’s climate plan will fall short of our state-mandated goals. You can help fight climate change while bringing the region better […]

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October 20, 2014

The Youth Bike Summit: It’s as Awesome as it Sounds!

The Youth Bike Summit is coming to Seattle in February!  For the past 4 years this event has been held in New York, and this year […]

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Which Trail? You Decide on Nov. 5

Some day, you could take your kids on a ride from the end of the MAX in Hillsboro to historic Forest Grove, ride your bike to […]

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October 15, 2014

International Walk+Bike to School Day contributes to active and healthy kids!

We did it again! Tens of thousands of kids walked and biked to school on October 8th for International Walk + Bike Day! Hundreds of thousands […]

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Mujeres en Movimiento Ride Sunday

Mujeres en Movimiento, or “Women in Motion,” aims to encourage more Latina women to bike in and around Portland. Mujeres en Movimiento organizes rides in Portland […]

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October 13, 2014

Requiem for a Greenway

It was after 6:30, so the bulk of the evening rush had come and gone. Clinton Street would be quiet, relaxing, exhilarating…like the olden days. Or so I thought. Before I’d even ridden a block, I got the all-too familiar “Clinton Street Salute:” a car zipping around me too quickly and too closely. It presaged […]

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October 10, 2014

Over 10,000 riders pedal over 1,200,000 miles through a September that tied for the hottest ever

Last night, the BTA hosted an awards party at Portland City Hall to toast the winners of September’s Bike Commute Challenge, a month-long event encouraging the […]

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October 09, 2014

INTERNSHIP: Business Outreach

We are on the hunt for an enthusiastic, sociable, organized intern to help us with our campaign to improve N/NE Broadway. Broadway is home to a […]

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Coalition Speaks Out Regarding Transportation Fee

Today, the Bicycle Transportation Alliance joined a coalition of organizations to speak out about our shared goals for the potential new street fee being considered by […]

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October 08, 2014

BTA Action Alert on City of Portland Street Fee

Portland is known nationwide for being a safe place to ride bikes. That reputation is built on previous funding commitments to build bike lanes and the […]

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October 06, 2014

Does Metro’s Climate Smart Communities Plan Do Enough for Active Transportation?

I’ve been struggling for a week with how to write this post, and I’m grateful to Michael Andersen at BikePortland, who has covered many of the great things about Metro’s Climate Smart Communities plan. That leaves me free to write to a counterpoint, questioning whether in fact it does enough for active transportation. First, let’s talk […]

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October 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Activism and Awareness

 Listen to the show (mp3, 20.1MB) Alon and Tori talk with Shannon Galpin, humanitarian and woman’s rights activist to talk about her new memoir, Mountain to Mountain: A Journey of Adventure and Activism for the Women of Afghanistan, that tells the story of fighting for the lives of women in Afghanistan, one pedal stroke at a […]

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October 01, 2014

Blazers Bike Night

When bicycles and basketball converge, the result is totally...

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Grand Prix Ryan Tebon Finale

This ultra approachable race series is coming to a close. Get in on the last race so you can justify showing up at the series finale...

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Take a Kid Mt. Biking Day

Grab the kiddos and hit the dirt! This weekend is the annual Take a Kid Mt. Biking...

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September 23, 2014

The Final Sunday Parkways of 2014

The final Portland Sunday Parkways is this weekend. Saddle up for a day of...

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Trying Out Cyclocross

Follow the journey of a new...

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September 22, 2014

Handmade Bike and Beer Fest

Get an up close and personal look at some of the region's most finely crafted steeds, while sipping equally exquisite local craft...

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Ninkrossi is coming!

A glimpse at this creative cyclocross...

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September 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Biking Past 50

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.9MB) Alon and Christopher talk with Ann Morrow, Jerry Smith and S. Brian Willson about the joys and challenges of riding past age fifty. Ann is the president of the Portland Wheelman Touring Club and is host of the cable TV show Cycology Today (viewed on NWbicyclesafetycouncil.org.) Jerry is also an active member […]

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August 07, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: PBOT Leadership

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Christopher and Jocelyn talk with Portland Bureau of Transportation Director Leah Treat, and newly hired Active Transportation Division Manager Margi Bradwell, about PBOT funding, budgets, workplans and transformation to get to Vision Zero.

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August 05, 2014

Policymaker’s Ride Recap

Last Friday, Chris Smith and myself joined approximately 150 fellow riders on Cycle Oregon’s 10th annual Policymaker’s Ride. Other participants of the ride ran the entire spectrum of invested parties from the Mayor & his wife to city council members to health professionals and more. Indianapolis’ mayor Greg Ballard participated at the invitation from Portland […]

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July 03, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Bikepacking

 Listen to the show (mp3, 26.4MB) Tori and Jocelyn discuss using your bike to get away from civilization with Maria Schur, Donnie Kolb and Jay Petervary.

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June 05, 2014

KBOO Bike Show: Writers

 Listen to the show (mp3, 25.4MB) Tori and new hosts Jocelyn Gaudi and Christopher DeLaney talk with three cycling authors to discuss their books and their writing: Ellee Thalheimer – Cycling Sojourner: Washington Evan Schneider – Boneshaker: A Bicycling Almanac Christine Bruce – This Road Continues One Block North

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May 24, 2014

Mapping Bikes

PSU Transportation Seminar: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning? Speaker: Mike Lowry, Professor, University of Idaho Topics: GIS Tools for Bicycle Network Analysis and Planning When: Friday, May 30, 2014, 12-1 p.m. Where: PSU Urban Center Building, SW 6th and Mill, Room 204 Summary: This presentation is a showcase of various GIS tools developed for bicycle network analysis and […]

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